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The Philippines Govt is considering a new draft order limiting mining production areas to the size of production and whether the miners have a processing plant

(INVESTMENT) Australian mining leaders have warned the Northern Territory government is putting the sector's tentative recovery at risk with a plan to significantly increase the royalties on mineral production and profits.

(PROCESSING) The adoption of a hammer mill processing strategy, as part of a "back to basics" approach, is delivering results for Australian-based Orinoco Gold at the Cascavel gold mine in central Brazil.

(COMMODITY TRADING) Will this be the end of Rusal? Rio Tinto joins Glencore in declaring force majeure on aluminium contracts affected by the US sanctions ban on the Russian producer and tycoon Olegt Deripaska.

(INVESTMENT) Alta Zinc has gained $A3M equity investment and a strategic alliance agreement from mining-focused private equity group Arete Capital Partners to back the redevelopment of the historic high-grade Gorno zinc mine in northern Italy.

(LOGISTICS) A four-day visit by new Mongolian PM Ukhnaa Khuretsukh to China has seen more progress on Aspire Mining's ambitious plan to construct a $US1B-plus railway line to support its coal projects in the country.

(DISPUTE RESOLUTION) PanAust and Highlands Pacific, partners in the giant Frieda River copper-gold project in PNG, face another round of arbitration in their dispute over $US12.4M in unpaid cash calls.

(SOVEREIGN RISK) Australian miner Prairie Mining launches legal action in Poland over possible threats to its rights over the world-class Jan Karski coal mine development.

(PROCESS TECHNOLOGY) PanTerra Gold, developer of the first plant utilising the Albion oxidation process for refractory ore in 2012, aims to do it again with plans to build a new plant for Black Dragon Gold's Salave project in Spain.

(COMMODITY TRADING) Bitcoin has been described as 'digital gold' by those in the know, but now Goldcorp has fed actual gold into the newest manifestation of trading technology by depositing 3,000oz of production from its Red Lake complex in a new blockchain.


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